OK – don’t judge me alright? This is one of the most sinful bacon recipes ever – it’s the “FULL MONTY” of goodies mixed together to make something that’s a cross between a “complete breakfast in a loaf” and a “sinfully amazing dessert”. Got your interest? Good! Hold on to your hats…………
Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Bread
I know it’s a bit of a crazy combo but honestly – some of the best things in life make no sense – am I right? HAHAHA
makes one 10 x 6 loaf
6 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup bacon drippings resulting from cooking bacon
4 bananas, mashed (about 2 1/4 cups mashed)
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon, cooking until crisp and fat is rendered. Remove bacon and let drain on a paper towel until ready to use. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings and set aside.
Spray a loaf pan liberally with non-stick spray or grease with butter. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract, peanut butter, bacon drippings and butter, then add bananas and milk and mix until combined. Add in dry ingredients slowing, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together. Fold in bacon until it’s equally distributed.
Pour batter into loaf pan. Set pan on a baking sheet, then bake for 45-50 minutes, or until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove bread from oven and let cool completely before cutting.
If you think about it – this recipe is really easy – lots of ingredients but once you’ve mixed them together – well – the hard stuff is done right? This is incredibly good. I know some people don’t like peanut butter and some of you can’t eat bacon – actually this recipe would be OK without bacon but gotta have the peanut butter! My Mom goes a step further and uses EXTRA CRUNCHY peanut butter but that’s not necessary. She just prefers that kind of peanut butter!
Now – are you salivating or thinking “The King Has Lost It!” ? Trust me. You’re gonna love me even more than you do now if you make this.